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View Poll Results: What continent has the best skylines?
Asia 136 40.12%
Europe 40 11.80%
Africa 6 1.77%
Oceania 21 6.19%
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Old October 20th, 2008, 12:46 AM   #141
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On Shanghai...

NY Times 2005, "4000 skyscrapers 18 storeys or higher"

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/18/bu...CH&oref=slogin

Bloomberg

"built 6,704 towers of 11 or more stories since 1990, city government figures for 2004 show -- 4,312 of them in the past five years."

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...fer=news_index

International Herald Tribune

"a city that already has 4,000 skyscrapers, almost double the number in New York. And there are designs to build 1,000 more by the end of this decade."

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/10/...iness/boom.php


The Guardian reporting in 2004:

"Of Shanghai's 4,000 100-metre-plus buildings, 2,000 are skyscrapers (ie habitable buildings higher than 152m or 500ft)"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesi...itecture.china

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Old October 20th, 2008, 12:54 AM   #142
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When i post density im not posting how many people come there but how many people live there. Like the small island of manhattan at about 13 miles long and about 2 miles wide holds 70,000 people per sq. mile

Yep Im posting on how many people live there too.


Hong Kong S.A.R. (the country, that includes 75% uninhabited territory, 230 islands and nature reserves well away from the city): 16,469 per sq. mile

Hong Kong (the city) is density of 111,885 per sq. mile

The city is the built up centre in the south (Hong Kong Island and Kowloon across the harbour). The other built up areas in the north are separate and in China (Shenzhen, Zhuhai etc), which arent counted.

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Old October 20th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #143
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For size and density, Asia. For aesthetics, North America. Australia has some great skylines too, aesthetically speaking.
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Old October 20th, 2008, 12:59 AM   #144
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Yep Im posting on how many people live there too.


Hong Kong S.A.R. (the country, that includes 75% uninhabited territory, 230 islands and nature reserves well away from the city): 16,469 per sq. mile

Hong Kong (the city) is density of 111,885 per sq. mile

The city is the built up centre in the south (Hong Kong Island and Kowloon across the harbour). The other built up areas in the north are separate and in China (Shenzhen, Zhuhai etc), which arent counted.

that does not make any sense because you said rise to.
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Old October 20th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #145
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Asia or North America.
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Old October 20th, 2008, 01:04 AM   #146
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I dont get what you dont understand?

Hong Kong (within the city boundaries) density: 111,885 per sq. mile

Hong Kong (the country/state) density: 16,469 per sq. mile
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Old October 20th, 2008, 01:05 AM   #147
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On Shanghai...

NY Times 2005, "4000 skyscrapers 18 storeys or higher"

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/18/bu...CH&oref=slogin

Bloomberg

"built 6,704 towers of 11 or more stories since 1990, city government figures for 2004 show -- 4,312 of them in the past five years."

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...fer=news_index

International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/10/...iness/boom.php

"a city that already has 4,000 skyscrapers, almost double the number in New York. And there are designs to build 1,000 more by the end of this decade."

The Guardian reporting in 2004:

"Of Shanghai's 4,000 100-metre-plus buildings, 2,000 are skyscrapers (ie habitable buildings higher than 152m or 500ft)"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesi...itecture.china
I dont understand why you posted these. They are old.

A little bit more accurate
http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/sk/st/sr
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Old October 20th, 2008, 01:06 AM   #148
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^er yep, if anything the numbers are higher by now don't you think. As far as I know Shanghai hasnt lost any few thousand skyscrapers in the meantime? Bear in mind in a single year Shanghai builds more highrise space than all office space in NYC.

emporis is laughable for accuracy. Its based on contributary information, you do know that.
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^er yep, if anything the numbers are higher by now don't you think. As far as I know Shanghai hasnt lost any few thousand skyscrapers in the meantime? Bear in mind in a single year Shanghai builds more highrise space than all office space in NYC.

emporis is laughable for accuracy. Its based on contributary information, you do know that.
You didnt even read it you skimmed through it. That was 2005 here is a quote from the article in IHT that you posted

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The city says it now has more than 4,000 skyscrapers - buildings 18 stories or higher - and that is far more than New York, according to Emporis,
Oh look an up to date emporis link

A little bit more accurate
http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/sk/st/sr

Also you do know that the NYC government as well as the US keeps records of everything including how many buildings. You cant even build a building without going to the government first. That info is available for everyone so i doubt its not that accurate
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Old October 20th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #150
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Old October 20th, 2008, 01:17 AM   #151
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My view still stands Emporis is based on contributary information. It goes without saying far more buildings have been built in Shanghai than those registered with Emporis (which it accords only 932 buildings). Almost all other sources (not to mention the Shanghai City council) puts it at 3,000 buildings at least, as early as of 2004.

Seriously 932? Did the other 3000 highrises somehow disappear? Or were they a figment of the Shanghai Councils imagination for years?

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Old October 22nd, 2008, 02:17 AM   #152
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Asia by a hair.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 02:51 AM   #153
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We are not over populated as you guys so there is no need for all those buildings and since we are not over populated and have so much free land we tend to not care.
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you do know NYC has about 6000 high rises right and the land is way smaller than shanghai due to the different government system. Shanghai 2,717 sq mi 6,838.4/sq mi population 18,580,000 NYC is 468.9 sq mi 27,147/sq mi population 8,274,527 metro area 6,720 sq. mi. population 21,961,994 2,790/sq. mi.

Plus all that info is old.
Well, which is it? You do care, or you don't care? Sounds like you do care, but aren't happy about being surpassed by another continent. You're very transparent, and your arguments are absurd. Not over populated so you don't need all those buildings? You could use that argument for Iceland. By the way, this is a continent comparison. Not a US - China comparison.

Where the hell is Antarctica? That wasn't even an option. Hey Antarctica, you should be #1, but it's only because you're not over populated like those other continents and don't need all those buildings. What an outrage.
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Well, which is it? You do care, or you don't care? Sounds like you do care, but aren't happy about being surpassed by another continent. You're very transparent, and your arguments are absurd. Not over populated so you don't need all those buildings? You could use that argument for Iceland. By the way, this is a continent comparison. Not a US - China comparison.

Where the hell is Antarctica? That wasn't even an option. Hey Antarctica, you should be #1, but it's only because you're not over populated like those other continents and don't need all those buildings. What an outrage.
How rude and you are from canada. Oh im just sick of people who only take size into matter. Do you see the living conditions in asia compared those in North America. Antarctica doesnt even have a skyline Whatever but NA still trumps Asia.
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There are both good and poor living conditions in all continents. America is not entirely like its large cities... and even those are not perfect Utopian paradises.

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Im loving that last pic^
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 06:12 PM   #157
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some more on Shanghai:

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There are so many unheard of skylines in Asia

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I could go on... Tianjin, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Dalian, Xiamen, Xian, Qingdao, Wuxi, Wuhan, Chengdu, Changchun, Harbin, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanchang, Fuzhou, Guiyang, Shijiazhuang, Kunming, Shenyang, Changsha, Haikou

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